How to remove the Adobe Acrobat Update Service virus

Most antivirus programs identify Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe as malware—for example Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen or Win32:Malware-gen, and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.8094602.

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Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe file information

The process known as Java or Java Runtime Environment (JRE) belongs to software Java Technology by Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Description: Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 25,088 bytes. 
The Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving Adobe Acrobat Update Service issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Adobe Acrobat Update Service process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Adobe Acrobat Update Service.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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